Yum…Easy Homemade Crepes and Crepe Party Ideas are one of our favourite break-the-dinner-routine meals. Turn it into a crepe party (or set up a crepe self-serve bar). This is my go to easy homemade crepes recipe…
Confession: this recipe is hand written on a green post-it note (with no title or reference to what it is) in my family recipe book. I refer to my easy homemade crepes recipe as the green post-it recipe.
Easy Homemade Crepes Recipe
- 3 cups pastry flour
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups of milk
- 3/4 tsp salt (or a pinch – whatever you prefer to measure)
- 1 tsp sugar (this makes sweet crepes)
- 1 tsp melted butter (optional)
- 1 tsp rum (optional)
- 1/4 water (optional)
Ask how many crepes this recipe makes and the answer is: never enough!But it will fill a family of 5 nicely.
Prep time: 1 hour Cooking time: 30 minutes
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, eggs, milk, salt and sugar. Use a whisk to mix it. Mix until there are no lumps (it should be more liquid than pancake batter – if you find it thick add 1/4 cup of water to thin it out).
Add in rum and melted butter. Don’t worry the alcohol will burn off during cooking (kid-friendly recipe).
Cover the crepe batter and let sit for 1 hour.
Heat crepe pan on stove top (a skillet or frying pan will do as well) to medium heat. Once hot (and not before), ladle one scoop of crepe batter into the hot pan. Swirl the crepe batter around (move crepe pan in circular motion with your hand to distribute the batter). And than leave to cook on one side (2-3 minutes).
Once the edges start to pull away from the crepe pan flip the crepe over to cook on the other side (I use a thin silicone spatula for flipping). Allow the crepe to cook 2-3 minutes more.
Once golden brown on both sides – flip the crepe on to a plate. And continue making crepes.
Crepe party ideas…
- self-serve crepe bar
- crepes instead of birthday cake
- crepe filling pot luck party
Sweet Crepe Filling Inspiration (family friendly)…
- melted chocolate
- maple syrup
- brownies (you might like to try my Best Brownies Recipe Ever)